Happy Friday, Cowes! Today we shine light on Natasha Geddes, the creator/founder of Good Goddess.
Give us your “quick n dirty” — tell us a bit about yourself. We want to know what you’re all about.
I ended my long career as a Luxury Fashion Buyer (at Holts and independent companies), because the love for holistic cooking and exploring supplements took over and I saw a void in the market for sexy health products with no confusion. The ideas started flowing and Good Goddess was born!
#LocalLove is all about showing love to bad-ass bosses like yourself. Can you share with us what you do for work and how you make an impact?
I own and operate a contemporary wellness company that provides nutrition-based health and beauty supplements. I do all the creative direction, product development, marketing and sales (we offer wholesale to like-minded retailers). And because that’s not enough (haha) I decided to open a multi-brand flagship store in Yorkville Toronto to really offer a fresh new world of wellness and a place to really build an inspiring community.
How did you get into this line of work?
I went from the most prestigious fashion showrooms in the world to following my heart and becoming an Integrative Nutritionist (which for a second, I believed could be “for fun”). The passion was so strong, I took a risk, quit my job and started building the Good Goddess brand and developing the product line while private cooking for special clients on the side.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given (career or otherwise)?
“Just do it.”
How about the worst?
“Don’t do it.”
If you could paint your ideal life, what would that look like in 5-10 years from now?
Ha! My ideal life changes every few months! But what remains consistent is to continue to build Good Goddess into a sexy beast of a wellness brand and with a great team, to stay HAPPY and have a balanced life filled with fun, family and hard work.
What are your favourite resources that you’ve come across over the years (e.g., email extensions,design apps etc.)
My friends call me Sexy Amish… I’m pretty old school when it comes to this stuff, don’t have special apps but open to suggestions! Does Shopify and Uber count?
Who are 3 of your favourite Canadian entrepreneurs that our readers should absolutely be in the know about?
There are so many for various reasons… Alexandra Baird founder of RIPE Nutrition (my partner in wellness crime), Christine Carlton founder of The September (I learned a lot from this one!), Jennifer Lee Koss founder of Brika (hustler AKA hard working AF and usually takes me along for the ride).
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